Another interesting reply to a patient by the FDA

As thyroid patients are not only in angst about a complete shortage of desiccated thyroid in the US, we all have questions and concerns about out future with no definitive answer. For example, we wonder if the FDA may be  requiring clinical studies from pharmaceuticals who make desiccated thyroid to prove that it's safe and…

The gnarly man and what we can do in the face of this crisis

There once was a gnarly, bottom-scratching and tuna-breathed man who terrorized a neighborhood as if he was above the law. He intimidated people, used threats to stop others from telling the truth about his actions, and he mooned his hairy buttamous to anyone he didn't like. He brought other criminals into his large house, took bribes to…

The FDA has spoken

Just spoke with Diane Blecha, who serves as a moderator and patient advocate on the NTH groups. She spoke with Lena Choe of the FDA. She is a pharmacist in the Division of Drug Information at the FDA. Choe stated that they are not taking current action with Forest Labs and RLC Labs in regards…

This is not the time to wield pitchforks and torches

The subject line of this post was just given to me in an email by a wise and cautious person. And I agree with it. We have facts. We know that Time Caps Labs cannot make desiccated thyroid. We have read, without seeing the actual press release, that Major Pharmaceuticals has been told to stop.…

An open letter to Mary Shomon

Hi Mary. You know, I really don't think this is a time for us to be separate, Mary, in our advocacies.   Seven years ago, I went a different direction that I felt was important, and still strongly do, as an activist.  That will continue because I believe in what I am doing. You don't have…